Google Made A Raspberry Pi Alternative For $99

Google has announced the start of sales of the previously presented Coral Dev Board Mini single-board computer for developers and enthusiasts. The novelty, which enthusiasts have already dubbed an alternative to the popular Raspberry Pi model, received 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a quad-core processor, and a proprietary chip for performing AI operations.

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As a hardware platform, the manufacturer used a MediaTek 8167s chip, which includes four ARM Cortex-A35 cores and an Imagination PowerVT GE8300 graphics processor. The volume of LPDDR3 RAM is 2 GB, the built-in eMMC drive is 8 GB. The dimensions of the device are 64×58 mm.

One of the main features of the novelty was the use of the Google Edge TPU coprocessor with a claimed performance of up to 4 TOPS. The device is equipped with Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules. Google also equipped the Coral Dev Board Mini with a micro-HDMI 1.4 port for image output and a 40-pin I / O interface. In addition, the board houses a 3.5 mm audio jack, PDM modulator and a two-pin connector for the system speaker.

Coral Dev Board Mini is powered by Linux Mendel distribution. The cost of the new item is $ 99.

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